Benghazi details do matter

April 24, 2013 

The one thing that has held true, when Americans are in need of help, other Americans stand up ready to do what is necessary to help their fellow countrymen. Whether it be peace time or in war, no one is left behind.

Seven months ago, when our consulate in Benghazi was attacked by an overwhelming force of al-Qaida terrorists, the personnel defending the consulate called for immediate assistance.

That assistance was not granted by the current administration, even though the men defending the consulate put up a valiant effort lasting many hours. This effort was led by two ex-Navy Seals who had been told to stand down. However, they disobeyed that order as it was apparent their fellow Americans were under attack.

Four brave men died and many of the American security agents were wounded and successfully evacuated before the terrorist overwhelmed the consulate.

The following day the President and Secretary Clinton made a joint appearance condemning the attack. The President left immediately for a campaign fundraiser in Las Vegas. There seemed some confusion as to the cause of the of the attack. Some administration officials blamed an obscured video critical of Islam, but to me these were just false flags to provide an excuse for the terrorist action.

The President made a statement that I find appalling, "There will be few bumps in the road as we attempt to further a Democratic agenda around the world."

Clinton, during testimony at a congressional fact-finding panel, said, "What difference does it make?" Well, to the families of the fallen and the injured and many true Americans, it means a great deal.

William D. Coulson


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